Few careers provide the opportunity to personally prosper and have a positive impact on people’s lives. A career as an Investment Advisor is one of them. It is an opportunity to be in control of your life, while helping others work towards their financial goals and priorities. Consider a career with BMO Nesbitt Burns. We are always looking for talented, passionate and extraordinary individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.


Considering a new career as an Investment Advisor? Discover what it takes to become an Investment Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns.


Successful Investment Advisors generally come from business development backgrounds in finance or sales. They ideally have an established professional network, centers of influence and a supportive personal network from which to build their practice, and are looking for new challenges.

Even if you do not have a background in financial services this could be the right career for you. If you are a leader in your community or industry, you have a sound reputation among your peers and associates, and you have a passion for helping people, you may find being an Investment Advisor a perfect match.

As a BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor, you will take advantage of leading industry focused solutions, research, training and technology. And you’ll have the backing of the extensive resources of BMO Financial Group to help you succeed. If you’re interested in pursuing a career with us, we would like to hear from you.

Qualities of a Successful Investment Advisor
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent communication, organization, time management, and listening skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic
  • Desire a “pay for performance” compensation model in which success is rewarded
  • Tenacious, persistent and driven to succeed
  • Enjoy freedom and flexibility to achieve financial success
  • Are personable and have strong relationship-building skills
  • Proven business development and sales experience
  • Previous financial services and entrepreneurial experience is desired
  • Post-secondary degree
  • Successful completion of CSC and CPH, or the ability to complete both credentials within a specified time frame
  • A professional designation (CA, CFP, LLB, CIM, CFA) would be an asset, but not required

This position offers a “pay for performance” compensation structure but we have a plan to provide you with some stability until you are ready to move to a pure commission structure. During our 24-month training program, we offer a base salary and bonuses. As you grow and develop, we will transition you to a compensation plan that provides steady income as you build your business, allowing you to focus on helping your clients and growing your business – not just generating commissions. This plan covers you for the first 7 years of your career, after which you will transition to a 100% commission structure.



At BMO Nesbitt Burns, we partner and invest with financial entrepreneurs who are committed to becoming extraordinary. We provide a strong foundation on which to build a wealth advisory practice through our best-in-class training program. This is a comprehensive 24-month training and mentoring program to help you get established.

Our Training Program

We will train you for success. Our 24-month training program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to build client relationships that exceed client service expectations.

We put a great deal of time and effort into training our Investment Advisors because of two key beliefs that help form the foundation of our Investment Advisor team:

  • Anyone attempting to build a business needs time and exposure to the experts in the field.
  • To provide wise and prudent investment advice, you must know the right questions to ask and have a thorough understanding of the products and services you offer.

Our team of experts will assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills required to be a successful BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor. They will help you develop a targeted business plan that allows you to take maximum advantage of your career with us and to provide you with the sales and prospecting skills that are essential to successfully build your business.

Our Mentoring Program

We will do more than teach you. We will show you how the experts do it. You will work with, and learn from, Investment Advisors and managers who have already established successful careers with BMO Nesbitt Burns. A one-on-one coaching relationship a key component of our training program. You will work closely with an expert at your BMO Nesbitt Burns branch.

As you hone the focus of your practice through this partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to build a foundation for your own business, based on your unique skills and interests. Our training and mentoring programs will provide insight into whatever focus interests you, including:

  • Portfolio management
  • Financial, estate and insurance planning
  • Working with a wide range of clients, from business owners to professionals, including individuals with high net worth portfolios

You will learn both the art and the science of being a successful BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor.



We are committed to the success of our female Investment Advisors and are proud to employ many of the best and brightest women in the financial services industry. We invite you to hear personal success stories from some of our women Investment Advisors who have made a mark in the industry, with their clients and communities and who are passionate about what they do at BMO Nesbitt Burns.

Women mean business at BMO Nesbitt Burns. We are passionate about our female clients and invested in the success of our women Investment Advisors.

BMO Nesbitt Burns is proud to employ many of the best and brightest women in the financial services industry.

Helping to build your own business with the flexibility to manage it your way, is what sets us apart as the employer of choice for female Investment Advisors:

Women Investment Advisor Networking Events

BMO Nesbitt Burns hosts regular networking opportunities throughout the year to engage and support the development of our women. Recent events include panel discussions with top executives from BMO Financial Group as well as external industry experts.

Women's Networking Forums

We have quarterly calls where our female Investment Advisors across the country network, share best practices, and hear from experts about new and innovative ways to do business.

Supported Parental Leave

We at BMO Nesbitt Burns, support our people in building a successful business while maintaining an ideal work life balance. Our Branch Managers are equipped with the right tools and will work to ensure both important aspects of life are fulfilled.

Women's Focus Groups

We communicate regularly with our women to gain insights and ideas on how to make BMO Nesbitt Burns an even better place to work and bank.

Professional Development Series

It's important that all of our Investment Advisors develop the skills to deliver a great customer experience to both men and women. We equip our people with the gender intelligence they need by bringing in leading thought-leaders and experts that help us stand out in the market.


Our people benefit from working closely with an experienced Investment Advisor or manager who will help them build a successful practice and support their growth and development.



If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor, we’d like to hear from you.

BMO Financial Group is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives.

BMO Financial Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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In addition to Investment Advisor positions, BMO Nesbitt Burns offers other rewarding career opportunities to those with a combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills and who excel in a client-focused environment. For other career opportunities within BMO, visit BMO Careers (Opens in a new tab).

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